Cole Lecture: 'What Economics Has to Say about Public Health Policies on Soda'
November 30, 2016
Room: Hadley Room
UMass Amherst Campus
Emily Wang, assistant professor of Resource Economics, will present this year's annual Cole Lecture titled “What Economics Has to Say about Public Health Policies on Soda.”
Wang's research lies at the cross section between industrial organization and public policy. More specifically, she analyzes how key issues in public policy and public health will likely affect the welfare of the general public.
Wang applies sophisticated dynamic demand models to study consumers’ price sensitivity for soda and measure how they react to taxes aimed at deceasing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.